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Forum topic by Spitfire1 posted 06-12-2017 03:15 PM 661 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Spitfire1

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06-12-2017 03:15 PM

Has anyone come up with a good way to connect a Makita ROS to a standard shop vac, in other words no an expensive dust extractor but a regular ridgid brand shop vac?


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Woodchuck2010

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 03:21 PM

This works for a couple of sanders for me.
https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-universal-small-port-hose-kit-with-free-20-gift-card

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 05:34 PM

I have looked into this system in the past but several but I recall reading a review saying it would NOT fit a Makita dust port. So far I generally like my Makita sander other than trying to hook it up to a shop vac without using some odd combination with a whole lot of duct tape.

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#3 posted 06-12-2017 05:57 PM

If you’re talking about the Makita BO5041 then check out the Amazon page for that tool.

LINK

There is a review by CLAUDE posted on Nov 26. 2016 that has photos of how he hooked his vac to the Makita.

Mike

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 05:58 PM

On my Ridged ROS and Dewalt 1/4 sheet sander, the vacuum hose is slightly smaller than the dust port. I wrap masking tape around end of vac hose until I get a snug fit. For quick sanding, I’ve just stuck the vac hose into sander port and turned on vac. The suction holds it in place.

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 11:42 PM



I have looked into this system in the past but several but I recall reading a review saying it would NOT fit a Makita dust port. So far I generally like my Makita sander other than trying to hook it up to a shop vac without using some odd combination with a whole lot of duct tape.

- Spitfire1

Try it. There are a couple of different adapters and the ends are quite flexible.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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